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Sancerre is known for its flinty, savory Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley of France. Learn about the taste and possible food pairings with Sancerre and then discover some high-quality alternatives in Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley.

The small town of Sancerre appears as the archetypal, bucolic French village. Situated almost exactly in the middle of the country and, perhaps because of this, Sancerre has been a center of French resistance since the Middle Ages. Huguenots retreated to it during the wars of religion and the Protestant reformation. Again, during the French revolution, the village was a center of the royalist rebellion to restore the French monarchy. Finally, during World War II, Sancerre was a regional command center for the French resistance. After all of this, we can conclude that Sancerre takes “being French” very seriously.

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Here’s what to seek out in rosé wine this 2016, from the budget-minded to the very best. There are essentially 3 tenets of rosé…

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How does one actually support sustainability in wine? Here is a guide explaining the different types of certifications in wine so you can buy wine smarter.

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By understanding the processes involved with making a great wine, you’ll be able to identify a great wine based on your own tastes. It doesn’t matter if you’re a collector or novice…

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Ordering wine in a restaurant is viewed by most of us as an ostentatious affair that is more likely to cause embarrassment than happiness. Here’s a funny look at what it’s like to order wine in a restaurant and what each step of the process is for.

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3 Greek white wine varieties that are perfect for beaches, picnics and anywhere you might arrive at on a bicycle or in a canoe. These light-bodied white wines each offer their own individual character.

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To many wine experts, Portugal is the last frontier of wine in Western Europe; there is still so much to be tasted and explored. So with all the excitement this region offers, let’s take a look at what the major wines and regions there are to know.

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Young Aglianico wines are known for strikingly savory flavors of leather, white pepper, black fruits and cured meat that when aged, develop soft dusty aromas of dried figs and sun-tanned leather. For those of us who are a fan of rustic, terroir-driven wines, Aglianico is a star.

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If you’re a lover of new world wines, the last 3 vintages (2015, 2014, 2013) offer excellent value. Here is a summary on great places to look for great tasting, affordable red wines

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This Advanced article will show you how to improve your palate with the tasting grid, a tool used by professional sommeliers. Learn the exact technique that Master Sommeliers use to blind taste wine. If you’re just getting started with wine tasting…

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